Serious Games

Serious Play Conference Kicks Off Second Year

Serious Play Conference LogoThe second annual Serious Play Conference runs from August 21-23, 2012 at the DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, Washington. This year's conference will feature over 50 speakers, discussing topics related to Games in Education, Training Software, Virtual Worlds, Gamification and more.

Plenary sessions at the 2012 Serious Play Conference include the topics "The Future of Sims and Games in Large Organizations" and "Measuring Game Effectiveness". The conference will also tackle the relevance of game-based learning and reveal the results of a study assessing the impact and future of serious games. Read More...

New Association Unites Serious Game Professionals

Serious Games association LogoPublishers, developers, technology providers and consultants working in the serious games industry can now join the newly created Serious Games Association. The professional group is designed to support members of this community through educational conferences, special interest groups and other perks.

The Association will notably offer a Serious Games Directory, which will contain a listing of games and simulations available for purchase. These will be grouped by field and include games for learning, corporate games, government/military games, health and medical training games, as well as games for good. The directory will also feature industry listings of developers available for contract work, consultants, analysts and universities featuring serious gaming curriculums. Read More...

A Look at the 2011 International Serious Play Award Winners

Serious Play Conference LogoThe winners of the inaugural International Serious Play Awards were announced recently, at the first annual Serious Play Conference which ran August 23 to 25, 2011, at the DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, WA.

Selected by a panel of 20 experts in the field of serious and training games, the finalists represented outstanding examples of corporate, military, health care and educational game titles. The winners of gold, silver and bronze medal designations were chosen during the conference. Read More...

FWD News: Industry Events Focus on Diverse Power of Games, Pt 3

Gamification Summit LogoMore gaming industry events are on the horizon this summer, focusing on such themes as health, defence, training, simulations and serious games, as well as on gamification. In this overview, Game Forward takes a closer look at events coming up in August and September, namely SIGGRAPH 2011, the Serious Play Conference and the Gamification Summit NYC.

We will also recap the recently passed Games+Learning+Society 7.0, as a follow-up to previous posts where we looked at events in the months of May and June, as well as at earlier industry conferences between February and May 2011. Read More...